I am a senior consulting clinical psychologist who has been working publicly and privately within women’s and general mental health for 28 years, and working with the impact of workplace bullying for 12 years. I am increasingly identifying how workplace politics impacts on busy women’s and men’s lives and wellbeing and explore pathways to better negotiate the workplace.
As a senior consulting psychologist I enjoy supervising emerging psychologists, health specialists and consultants and managers across corporate, NGO and health settings.
I started out my career in nursing, initially training in New Zealand and later working in Australia. My transition from nursing to psychology began from being regularly assigned to the emotionally distressed patients as I was able to negotiate effective treatment regimens with medical staff that meet patients specific needs. As a community advocate I was also aware that clinical psychologists could use their skills effectively to support individual needs. It was then a natural progression to specialise in clinical psychology.
PhD, Massey University, 2010.
Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology, University of Auckland, 1993
Master of Arts (Psychology, 1st class honours), University of Auckland, 1991
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Macquarie University, Sydney, 1987
New Zealand Registered General and Maternity Nurse (RNMN), Lower Hutt Hospital, 1975
- Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy - a specific technique for working with trauma.
- Three supervisory courses over 15 years supervising clinical interns from The University of Auckland, health workers from Auckland District Health (ADHB) and other regional DHBs, as well as private corporate sector managers and employee’s from a wide range of industries.
REGISTRATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
I am a registered and endorsed clinical psychologist. I receive regular supervision with a consulting psychologist.
Registered Psychologist, New Zealand Psychologists Board
Registered Psychologist, Australian Psychologists Board
Member, New Zealand Psychological Society/Rōpū Mātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa